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  U.S. Senate Sen. Mc Connell on Net Neutrality  CSPAN  June 12, 2018 6:56am-6:58am EDT

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appropriation bills right out here on the senate floor. now, on another matter, today marks anothermportant milestone in our effort to cut back the forest of red tape the obama administration left behind. effective today, thanks to the leadership of ajit pai, the f.c.c. has rolled back unnecessary regulations that democrats imposed on the
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internet back in 2015. let's put this whole effort into perspective. the federal registry is the government's legal newspaper. it prints, among other documents, the regulations that federal agencies enforce and the proposed rules on deck. in 2016, under president obama, it had to print nearly 39,000 -- 39,000 pages of rules, an all-time high, and another 21,000 pages in proposed rules. 39,000 pages of rules and another 21,000 pages of proposed rules in 2016. it's hard to wrap your mind around that. 60,000 pages of rules and proposed rules to pile on american workers and job creators. well, we slashed those numbers
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in 2017 in that first year of our republican government, the total number of total registered pages for rules and proposed rules plummeted by more than 50% -- 50% less in 2017 than in 2016. this is a signica slowdown in the federal government's red tape factory just in our first year. this is part of what we were elected to do, get washington, d.c., foot off the brake, let hard woarg -- working president. net neutrality. on another matter, the republican-led f.c.c.'s repeal of net neutrality goes into effect today. the rules enacted by the obama administration to bar large internet service provides from charging customers more for certain content are gone. the rules to